Ben Stiller talks for the first time about being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Stiller, now 50, visited The Howard Stern Show to discuss his journey to date!
“It came out of the blue for me,” Ben told Howard. “I had no idea.” if Stiller never got tested by his doctor, Ben’s cancer could have gone undetected. Luckily, he was given a PSA, or prostate specific antigen test, in his 40s, despite most medical professionals suggesting that prostate cancer screening not begin until age 50!
“It’s a very controversial subject, the PSA test,” Ben said. “The PSA test is the only early screener for prostate cancer. I think American Cancer Society says you should discuss it at 50.
If I hadn’t taken the test my doctor started giving it to me at 46, I would not have known. Right now, I still wouldn’t have known.”
To read Ben’s firsthand account of his battle with prostate cancer, click here
Credit: – The Howard Stern Show